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What Is Currently On My TBR?

Do you find your TBR grows and grows and seems like it is basically a huge mountain that just wont stop growing?? I sure do. When I first started my Goodreads account I added a lot of books that seemed in anyway interesting. It became obvious that it would take me years to actually read any of these goods and honestly probably longer because new books come out constantly!

I tell myself that I will get to them and I don’t want to take them off my list because WHO KNOWS when I might want to read it and god forbid I forget about it and it slips into the book abyss… I have a hard time parting with my list 😂 So, instead of deleting some books and being realistic… sorry not sorry… I am going to tell all of you wonderful people about my very long list and pick out some of my top “to reads” as well as a few that have been on there for, well, a long time!

My top “to-reads” right now:

  • Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore
  • A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • If I Never Met You by Mhairi MacFarlene
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  • Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig
  • Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

So, as you see this is a decent list of some newer books that have made it to the top of my list! I desperately want to read them all and I just need more time during the day to do this haha stupid working schedule!!! So, with all these wonderful books popping up to the top of my list, lets see which books have been getting shoved down….

My backlist “to-read” books:

  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • The Hive by Barry Lyga
  • How To Hack Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway
  • Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon
  • Good Girls Lie by J.T Ellison
  • The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  • Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
  • Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro

Honestly so many good ones are on my backlist and so many more are pushed even further down the list haha. I need to go through my goodreads and do a massive clear out and be realistic but it is SO HARD!


What is your TBR like? Are you like me with a forever growing list with the backlist just stacking up to never ending heights??

Book Haul – Sept 9, 2019

Hello there my fellow book lovers!

It is Monday 😦

I am a self-proclaimed Monday hater. I have always dreaded Mondays… especially a rainy, cold Monday (like today). Who’s with me?? If you’re not, please send me tips on how to enjoy Mondays – anything helps haha!

Anyways, I wanted to share my latest book haul! I have always really enjoyed book shopping. There is nothing better than a new book that hasn’t been opened. The “new book smell” and the first page being flipped… amazing!! However, lately I have realized that buying brand new books is going to drain my bank account. I have started checking out thrift stores, used book stores, and online bargain stores. I have been SO surprised by how many amazing books there are and it has honestly turned into my new addiction *sigh* because it’s became like a game. I never know what I will find!!

My latest haul, I found 5 books. 4 of them are from Value Village and 1 is actually just from my local Chapters (on sale though)! I am a sucker for a sale, just can’t help myself! I’m sure many of you have the same struggle!!

Well, let’s get to it! I am going to share the books I got along with their synopsis/ other info! Hope you all enjoy the books and maybe even find a new book to add to your TBR!


The Gone Dead Train – Lisa Turner

After time away to recover from the aftermath of a horrible case that left his partner dead, Billy’s back in Memphis, drawn into an ever-widening murder mystery that focuses on flawed heroes: a disgraced major league baseball player, two legendary blues musicians on the lam, a straight-arrow lady cop tortured by a guilty conscience, and two iconic civil rights warriors with secrets so dark they’ll shock the nation.

Detective Billy Able is at a crossroads. His previous case left him questioning everything he believed about his abilities as a cop and as a friend. Even though he’s considering leaving police work behind, he’s unable to turn off the instincts he’s honed after a decade on the force.

But when he stops a crime from being committed, he finds himself embroiled in a much bigger scandal. A murder that has just taken place has connections to a series of much older crimes dating back to the civil rights movement. As he investigates, Billy uncovers so many layers of secrets he can barely keep the truth from the lies. And he knows the straight-laced cop assigned to the case is hiding something big. But is it connected to the case? This time he’s determined to make sure he finds out the truth before anything else can happen. But as the search for truth with the help of a Santeria Priest leads him deeper into the underbelly of Memphis, will Billy make it out alive?

** I got this book for 3.99$ from Value Village!

** It has a 3.61 rating on Goodreads!

The Last Town on Earth – Thomas Mullen

Deep in the mist-shrouded forests of the Pacific Northwest is a small mill town called Commonwealth, conceived as a haven for workers weary of exploitation. For Philip Worthy, the adopted son of the town’s founder, it is a haven in another sense-as the first place in his life he’s had a loving family to call his own.

And yet, the ideals that define this outpost are being threatened from all sides. A world war is raging, and with the fear of spies rampant, the loyalty of all Americans is coming under scrutiny. Meanwhile, another shadow has fallen across the region in the form of a deadly illness striking down vast swaths of surrounding communities.

When Commonwealth votes to quarantine itself against contagion, guards are posted at the single road leading in and out of town, and Philip Worthy is among them. He will be unlucky enough to be on duty when a cold, hungry, tired-and apparently ill-soldier presents himself at the town’s doorstep begging for sanctuary. The encounter that ensues, and the shots that are fired, will have deafening reverberations throughout Commonwealth, escalating until every human value-love, patriotism, community, family, friendship-not to mention the town’s very survival, is imperiled.

** I got this book for 3.99$ from Value Village!

** It has a 3.61 rating on Goodreads!

The Magicians Workshop 1, Vol 1 – Christopher Hansen

Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is awarded the title of magician and given fame, power, riches, and glory. Journey with a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop.

Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.

Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future.

** I got this book for 4.99$ from Value Village!

** It has a 3.91 rating on Goodreads!

The Magicians Workshop, Vol 2 – Christopher Hansen

Return to the world of The Magician’s Workshop: Where Dreams Become Reality.

In Volume Two, the Festival of Stars has finally arrived, and the Color Ceremony is about to commence. As children from all over the islands gather to stand before a puller, one question remains: who will have a Color, and who will be found void?

** I got this book for 4.99$ from Value Village!

** It has a 4.56 rating on Goodreads!

The Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is

** I got this book from Chapters for 15$

** It has a 4.05 rating on Goodreads!


Well that is all for now!! I am so happy with all my finds. I am currently reading ‘The Turn of the Key’ and so far so good! I hope I can get to all the others as well (but they will probably just sit on my TBR pile for a bit too long… oops!)

Thanks for stopping by 🙂